Lars von TrierLars von Trier (born Lars Trier; 30 April 1956) is a Danish film director and screenwriter with a prolific and controversial career spanning for more than five decades. His work is known for its genre and technical innovation, confrontational examination of existential, social, and political issues, and his treatment of subjects such as mercy, sacrifice, and mental health.
Among his more than 100 awards and 200 nominations at film festivals worldwide, von Trier has received: the Palme d'Or (for ''Dancer in the Dark''), the Grand Prix (for ''Breaking the Waves''), the Prix du Jury (for ''Europa''), and the Technical Grand Prize (for ''The Element of Crime'' and ''Europa'') at the Cannes Film Festival.
Von Trier is the founder and shareholder of the Danish film production company Zentropa Films, which has sold more than 350million tickets and garnered seven Academy Award nominations. Provided by Wikipedia